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"These short-sighted solutions will increase debt financing by billions and bring greater uncertainty to the solvency of the surface transportation system,” said Michael Johnson, president of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.
“For too long, our members have spent countless hours and dollars navigating an unclear and often punitive permitting system that arbitrarily will consider dry land a federally regulated water,” NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson said. “In order to successfully provide the materials crucial for infrastructure projects, including those in the recent bipartisan infrastructure law, we need clarity from the Court.”
“The shortage of workers and increase in burdensome regulations are all contributing to the delay of infrastructure projects,” Hubacz says. “Overall, these delays and cost increases mean the funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill is being spent on fewer projects.”